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quarta-feira, 5 de abril de 2017

Only healthier diets can tackle climate change, experts claim



According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), environmental factors such as air pollution, noise, chemicals and radiation trigger one-quarter of chronic and non- communicable diseases.
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Speaking at the Biovision 2017- The World Life Sciences Forum in Lyon, environmentalists emphasised the impact of climate change on health, stressing that greater youth involvement and healthier lifestyles are the only way to save the planet.

They also pointed out the benefits of biotechnology use in different sectors as well as the role the EU should play in order to lead the rest of the world to a fossil fuel-free future.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution, noise, chemicals and radiation trigger one-quarter of chronic and non-communicable diseases.

But national governments’ unwillingness to address this critical situation indicates that new ways should be explored at an individual level.
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